From DU: An Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi:
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
These past six years we have witnessed a great deal. We have have witnessed a man who took office as a result of electoral fraud shred our constitution and slaughter hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians. We have seen the looting of our treasury through no bid contracts to Halliburton. We have seen the illegal wiretapping of tens of millions of innocent Americans. We have seen torture, we have seen thousands of Americans in caskets and we have seen them come home with severed limbs and shattered souls. We have seen the photos of children with burns covering their bodies. We have seen the people floating through the streets of New Orleans. We have seen too many things that we never want to see again.
The crimes committed by the Bush Administration may well be the worst crimes ever committed in America by anyone. You can stack up all the famous serial killers and their combined death toll does not come close to the death toll this Administration has racked up. And what kind of punishment are these people being handed down for their crimes? Hearings. Not accountability, just Congressional hearings with no action resulting. We have seen more than enough evidence, you have way more than enough to impeach and it is time you put that option back on the table immediately. You must use the full power of Congress to bring this Administration down.
I don't want to hear any excuses that you do not have the votes, put the members of Congress on record. Make each and every one of them state whether or not they approve of the serious crimes that are happening in the White House. Even if the impeachment motion fails we will at least have been able to bring the criminal nature of the Bush Administration closer to the public eye, and we can set the stage for war crimes trials which don't need approval from Congressional Republicans to move forward as soon as these people leave office.
It is your choice Speaker Pelosi, you can either be the hero who worked valiantly to save this nation, or you can be the person who sat back and did nothing to hold the worst criminals our nation has ever seen accountable for their actions.
This is your moment, the fate of the nation may well lie in your hands.
DUers Chime In:
--I'm There For Al, So Long As He Hurls His Handlers Into the Deepest Parts Of Hell
Al must be Al, and he will crush the bastards. By the way, crushing our enemies at this point is what I am into. I was into negotiations in the Tip O'Neill/Gerald Ford eras, and even when Reagan and Bush 1 were presidents. Now, crush the opposition. Let them hear the lamentations of their supporters, as the cries of the families of the dead and those who support the Constitution have wept. I seek no negotiations. Crush them, or let them crush me, but the U.S.A. can't exist as I and Lincoln and Washington and FDR envision it, versus how Bush and Cheney envision it. So bring it. They win on power, we win on numbers. (faygokid)
Of all the immature, overly-dramatic, self-involved bit of egotism I've ever read, this wins the prize! The 'People Who's Futures Are Threatened By This Administration' are absolutely certifiable! Yessiree, they put the "D" in demonization! Is it any wonder that the good Dr. Krauthammer coined the phrase 'Bush Derangement Syndrome'?
They've bought the party line hook, line and sinker. Open their every lunch bag or back pack and I expect Mao's Little Red Book to fall out and all of us get sent to re-education camps! Yes, they all think they're sooooo important, sooooo dynamic, and that they have their fingers on the pulse of just what will set things aright! They'd rather their leaders ruin this administration than do any actual leading of their own. Revenge is on their minds and they want to get even for Bubba's impeachment more than anything in the world.
There's even talk of boosting AlGore into the presidency via a write-in campaign and massive groundswell of support. The Demmies think that this will ultimately dial-back in time the hands of the clock and everything will be as it 'should' have been. I truly think that, with a little practice, all these latter-day hippies and wannabes think they'll be able to backup until it's the Summer Of 'Love' once again!
Nobody will be threatened, the WTC has yet to be built, the MSM never heard the word 'jihad'--and Bobby Kennedy lives... yeehaw! Surely, surely Utopia is just around the next bend! They don't have to grow up or get old--nobody does; for many, it's still 1967. If it's not, we're gonna pay. It's Bush's fault all their dreams don't come true.